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Hill Top Inn

Elmira, NY · View map · Visit website

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About Hill Top Inn

Hill Top Inn is an elegant regional destination wedding venue in Elmira, New York, known for its quality food and Irish hospitality. The team at Hill Top Inn aims to provide a friendly, welcoming environment for every couple. All of our packages are completely customizable to fit the unique tastes of every couple.

Facilities and Capacity
Hill Top Inn can accommodate a maximum of 300 guests between its three event spaces: the Terrace Rooml, tent covered South Terrace and gardens, and the restaurant. The spaces are a mix of indoor, covered outdoor, and open outdoor locations, perfect for any time of the year and protecting your and your guests in any type of weather. Each space overlooks the Chemung Valley, Elmira, and the foothills of Pennsylvania, so you’re guaranteed wonderful views in every location.

Services Offered
Hill Top Inn is a one stop location for both ceremonies & receptions complete with a bridal suite, clean up, setup, event planning, and quality wedding vendor services. Our location also services showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Couples can choose from a list of services to make their day unique:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar (required)
  • In-house catering (required)
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet

Hill Top Inn also offers a variety of event items for couples to incorporate, including aisle runners, altar/arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chair covers, chairs, decor, furniture, lighting, tables, tent accessories, and tents.

Hill Top Inn can provide couples with tastings so that they can get a feel of the food before deciding what they want. Meal styles are available in buffet, plated, and stations, and can be rounded off with a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, servers, and a cocktail reception. As a full service facility, Hill Top Inn includes all of the following in our packages at no extra cost.

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Specialty Linens (rental fees may apply)

Off premise events incur rental charges for the items listed above. Coordination of all rentals is included at no charge.

Other Services
Parking, shuttle services, and wheelchair access are all available at Hill Top Inn. Couples can have a cash, limited, or open bar, complete with:

  • Champagne toast
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Craft beers and local wines

Originally built in 1912 as summer home for the Wycoff family, the Sullivan family purchased the property in 1932 and opened Hill Top Inn on July 3, 1933. While the building has been expanded and upgraded throughout the years to accommodate private events, the original hardwood floor and large stone fireplace are the centerpiece of the restaurant. Now over 85 years later, the third and fourth generation Sullivan family to own the restaurant are still here daily to care for our guests every day.

Hill Top Inn is a half a mile from Interstate 86 in Elmira, close enough to find but far enough to be a peaceful location. There are over 15 hotel accommodations within ten minutes of the venue, and Elmira is home to the Elmira Corning Airport, serviced by US Airways, Continental, and Northwest.

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10 Hill Top Inn Reviews


Married on 09/21/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My husband and I had a fantastic experience working with the entire staff of the Hill Top Inn for our wedding. Our ceremony and reception were both hosted at Hill Top and we have no complaints about ... Read more how things went. The food and beverages were excellent, the ceremony and reception areas were beautifully decorated, and the location has an unbeatable view. Every member of the staff was personable and attentive that day, and Kaylee and Mike were incredible during our year-long planning process. I can't recommend their services enough!

John Jay

Married on 10/20/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Great job by Hilltop Team

The Hill Top Inn team did a great job for our daughter’s wedding in October er. The wedding and reception were beautiful. The food was great. Everything went off like clockwork. The team’s hard work ... Read more work was evident throughout the day, they were efficient and effective. Kaylee's personal attention to detail was obvious. We especially appreciate their flexibility and can-do attitude as we changed plans during the day as the weather deteriorated. The worsening weather ended up having no affect on everyone’s good time. The wedding and reception were so enjoyable, our nephew was inspired to propose to his girl friend at our house later that evening! Clearly the great work by the team influenced his decision!


Married on 08/03/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We held our son's wedding rehearsal dinner on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Hill Top Inn & Restaurant. I highly recommend, and have already recommended the Hill Top Inn to many friends. The food was ... Read more outstanding. Kaylee Morse assisted us in planning the event, the staff was friendly, professional, and competent. The view the restaurant has is unique to the Hill Top. Our family and friends that attended the event were able to relax on the outdoor deck in front of the fireplaces and didn't want to leave at night's end. Great job staff at the Hill Top! Top notch service and atmosphere!

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